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Emergency Alert Lawsuit

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52 year old James Shields and his girlfriend, 59 year old Brenda Reichel, were driving to the beach when the got the warning on their phones that a missile was on its way to Hawaii in January 2018. Shields suffered from a heart attack shortly after. Now he is suing the state citing that the alert triggered his medical emergency.

38 minutes after the alert went out, the alert was retracted after admitting that it was sent on accident. However, Shields and Reichel believed it to be true. They had decided that there wasn't much they could do to protect themselves, so they went to die at the beach.

The couple called their children for their final goodbyes. Reichel's son is a member of the Army National Guard, and he said the threat was real, so it confirmed their belief that the threat was real. Shortly after, Shields started feeling severe pain in his chest. He tried to cool down by going into the water, but when that didn't help, they went to the hospital. After they arrived,…

Are Kids Under 12 Too Young for Court?

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California legislature is putting forth a bill in 2020 that would bar the juvenile justice system from hearing most cases of children younger than 12 similar to legislation that was just passed in Massachusetts this year. It has caused backlash from district attorneys.

California currently has no minimum age that would prevent courts from hearing cases of children charged with criminal offenses.

It would require counties in the state to develop the "least restrictive" alternatives to the juvenile justice system.  This could mean a heavier reliance on the dependency court system, where child protective agencies with providing service to vulnerable children. The bill asserts that children younger than 12 are too young to enter the justice system.

All states have an established age of jurisdiction, which is the maximum age of juvenile court jurisdiction(usually 18 years old). It is the age where a young person stops being eligible for the rehabilitative services in the juvenil…

Idaho Dentist Accused of Abandoning Patients

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Patients of Accure Dental & Dentures wondered what happened to their dentist. They couldn't seem to get a hold of anyone who worked there, so they called the Idaho Board of Dentistry.

The owner, dentist Tera Greene, went silent. Patients weren't able to get their records. Some had prepaid dental work and didn't know if they would ever get a refund.

Susan Miller, executive director of the Idaho Board of Dentistry, said they started getting calls from patients saying that there were signs on the door and the doctor wasn't there. Apparently, there was supposed to be another doctor to take patients, but they found that the agreement was never fully executed, so the patients were left in the air.

The board has stepped in by seizing the patient records, so the patients could take their records to their new dentist. The board has talked to at least three dozen former patients who didn't have a new dentist.

Patients have complained to the Idaho Attorney General's …

Sentenced to....Watching Bambi?

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A judge sentenced David Berry Jr., who illegally killed hundreds of deer, to watch Disney's Bambi once a month during the year he spends in jail. Berry was sentenced in early December in what may be Missouri's largest poaching case ever.

Lawrence County Prosecutor Don Trotter said that he didn't have a problem with the cinematic penalty if it gets the point across to Berry.

Berry's defense attorney argued for leniency in sentencing because he had recently has a baby, but the judge responded with the legal obligation to watch the movie.

Officials don't have an exact count of how many deer were killed the the years long poaching operation because Berry destroyed the evidence. Trotter said that in the last three months of 2015, the Berry family killed around 100 deer according to the photos on their phones. The family used the heads as trophies in their homes. Trotter said the Berrys threatened the lives of people who tried to stop them.  Berry Jr. and David Berry S…

Navy Charges Formerly Presumed Dead Sailor

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At the beginning of June, Petty Officer 3rd Class Peter Mims from the USS Shiloh went missing which triggered a man overboard search in the Philippine Sea. American and Japanese ships searched over 5,500 square miles of sea for over 50 hours. A week later, he was found alive on the ship.  Mims has admitted that he intentional tried to hid and took precautions to avoid being detected by other saliors. Since he is small in stature, he had been hiding in the ship's engineering spaces where his fellow sailors didn't think he could be.  The Navy has charged Mims with abandoning watch and dereliction of duty. His actions violated the Uniform Code of Military Justice's Article 86, abandoning watch, and Article 92, dereliction in the performance of duties. The details of the punishment were not released, but the maximum would be loss of pay and detention in the brig for six months. The Navy is looking into pursuing additional actions against Mims. That could mean that he would get…

"How To" Author Murders Husband

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Writer of romance novels, murder mysteries, and a blog titled, "How to Murder Your Husband" is facing charges in Oregon for allegedly shooting and killing her husband. Nancy Crampton-Brophy was arrested at the beginning of September for allegedly shooting her husband, Daniel Brophy, at the Oregon Culinary Institute in Portland where he worked.

Crampton-Brophy immediately went on Facebook to write a post about he late husband.

“My husband and best friend, Chef Dan Brophy was killed yesterday morning. For those of you who are close to me and feel this deserved a phone call, you are right, but I’m struggling to make sense of everything right now,” Crampton-Brophy wrote June 3.

After a couple months of investigating, the detectives came to the conclusion that Crampton-Brophy is a suspect in the murder of her husband.

Crampton-Brophy was arraigned in Multnomah County Court.

Her alleged motive was not made public, as the judge approved a request by prosecutors to seal key court do…

Pot Brownies for Homecoming Queen?

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A letter was sent out to Hartford Public Schools because the police received an anonymous tip at the end of September that students were consuming marijuana-laced brownies.

Apparently the 17 year old female made the brownies and distributed in goody bags for football players in addition to using to get votes for the homecoming queen contest at the high school in Hartford, Michigan.

The wishful queen and baker in question left the state following the incident.

Police Chief Tressa Beltran said that they got a hold of three of the brownies and sent them to the Michigan State Police for testing. Then they will go ahead a seek charges.

The school is encouraging parents to take time to discuss with their children about their duty to report to a staff member or the anonymous tip line any time they become aware of a potential danger to themselves or others.

The students involved could get serious charges against them. Officials said that having drugs is one matter, but distributing them…